Ventricular tachycardia

Ventricular tachycardia is an arrhythmia that is fast and originates from the ventricles. It features wide QRS complexes. It can be either sustained (>30 sec) or nonsustained, monomorphic or polymorphic. It can be very difficult to tell apart from a supraventricular tachycardia with aberrant conduction.

See also: Ventricular Rhythms

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    In the ECGquest archives, this ECG has been tagged with: - 12-Lead Change in rhythm ICD Overdrive Pacing Ventricular tachycardia ECG of the Week CC-BY-NC-SA
    ECG of the Week – 4th February 2019 – Interpretation

    This ECG is from a man in his 70s who presented after a shock delivery from his AICD.

    This ECG shows a run of VT terminated by anti-tachycardia pacing but followed by recurrent VT.

    In the ECGquest archives, this ECG has been tagged with: - Chest pain Dyspnoea 12-Lead Excessive discordant ST depression. Excessive discordant ST elevation Left Axis Deviation R in aVR Regular Tachycardia Wide QRS Ventricular tachycardia Acute Lateral MI Acute Posterior MI Dr Smith's ECG Blog CC BY-NC
    Posterolateral OMI resulting in VT, then R-on-T phenomenon and VF – repeat after sudden worsening of shortness of breath.

    This ECG is from a man in his 50s who presented with 1 hour of chest pain and shortness of breath. This was his second ECG after he suddenly became more short of breath.

    In the ECGquest archives, this ECG has been tagged with: - Dyspnoea Palpitations 12-Lead Serial 12-lead Absent P waves Extreme tachycardia Left Axis Deviation Regular Tachycardia Wide QRS Ventricular tachycardia Wide complex tachycardia ECG Guru CC-BY-NC-SA
    Instructors’ Collection ECG: Ventricular Tachycardia In A Patient With Myopathy | ECG Guru – Instructor Resources